Rice farmers in Colombia wearing simple sombreros vueltiaos. Welsh settlement in Argentina. The population of Latin America comprises a variety of ancestries, ethnic groups, and races, making the region one of the most diverse in the world.
The specific composition varies from country to country: BlackAsianand Zambo mixed Black and Amerindian minorities are also identified regularly.
White people are the largest single group, accounting for more than a third. The indigenous population of Latin America, the Amerindians, arrived during the Lithic stage. In post-Columbian times they experienced tremendous population decline, particularly in the early decades of colonization.
They have since recovered in numbers, surpassing sixty million by some estimates though with the growth of the other groups meanwhile, they now compose a majority only in Bolivia and Peru. In GuatemalaAmerindian are a large minority that comprises two-fifths of the population.
Most of the remaining countries have Amerindian minorities, in every case making up less than one-tenth of the respective country's population. In many countries, people of mixed Amerindian and European ancestry make up the majority of the population see Mestizo.
People of Asian descent number several million in Latin America. The first Asians to settle in the region were Filipinoas a result of Spain's trade involving Asia and the Americas. Brazil is home to perhaps two million people of Asian descent, which includes the largest ethnic Japanese community outside Japan itself, estimated as high as 1.
There is a strong ethnic-Japanese presence in Peru, where a past president and a number of politicians are of Japanese descent. Millions of African slaves were brought to Latin America from the 16th century onward, the majority of whom were sent to the Caribbean region and Brazil.
Today, people identified as "Black" are most numerous in Brazil more than 10 million and in Haiti more than 7 million.
Latin Americans of mixed Black and White ancestry, called Mulattoes, are far more numerous than Blacks. Intermixing between Europeans and Amerindians began early in the colonial period and was extensive.
The resulting people, known as Mestizos, make up the majority of the population in half of the countries of Latin America. Additionally, Mestizos compose large minorities in nearly all the other mainland countries.
Mulattoes are people of mixed European and African ancestry, mostly descended from Spanish or Portuguese settlers on one side and African slaves on the other, during the colonial period.
Brazil is home to Latin America's largest mulatto population. Smaller populations of mulattoes are found in other Latin American countries.
Beginning in the late 15th century, large numbers  of Iberian colonists settled in what became Latin America Portuguese in Brazil and Spaniards elsewhere in the regionand at present most white Latin Americans are of Spanish or Portuguese origin.
Iberians brought the Spanish and Portuguese languages, the Catholic faith, and many Iberian traditions. BrazilArgentina and Mexico contain the largest numbers of whites in Latin America in pure numbers. Intermixing between Africans and Amerindians was especially prevalent in Colombia and Braziloften due to slaves's running away becoming cimarrones: In Spanish speaking nations, people of this mixed ancestry are known as Zambos  or in Middle Americaand Cafuzos in Brazil.
Most are found in Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, with a much smaller presence in other countries and parts of Mexico. In Brazil they are called Pardos. The essay expressed the ideology of a future "fifth race" in the Americas; an agglomeration of all the races in the world with no respect to color or number to erect a new civilization:Textbook Solutions Master the problems in your textbooks.
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Bolton issued the call to incorporate the Spanish Borderlands into the general history of the United States. Latin Americans (Spanish: Latinoamericanos, Portuguese: Latino-americanos, French: Latino-américains) are the citizens of the Latin American countries and dependencies.
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